### Heisenberg

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**Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:37 am**What is delta p and delta x in the Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation?

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Posted: **Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:37 am**

What is delta p and delta x in the Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation?

Posted: **Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:39 am**

Delta X is uncertainty in position (in meters, usually the diameter value of the atom) and Delta P is uncertainty in momentum. Delta P= m x DeltaV, so you can further solve for the uncertainty in velocity.

Posted: **Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:06 am**

Delta X is the uncertainty in the position, while Delta P represents the uncertainty in momentum.

Posted: **Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:06 pm**

Delta p is uncertain momentum and delta x is uncertain position. Delta p also means delta velocity multiplied by the constant mass.